Welcome to week 3 of our one room challenge hosted by Linda of Calling it Home. Only 3 weeks left...Eeeeeeeek. You can see our initial plans here and last weeks update here.
Well...I'd hoped to have more done this week but I'll take the small wins! We may or may not be the type of people who finish at the 11th hour. In our previous house, just minutes before the realtor photographer came we were installing toilets and bathroom cabinets so.....yah. That's kinda how we roll. But thats life right! We have busy kids, hockey carpools, full times jobs, and the occasional couch snuggle party so we do what we can when we can!
Ok, back to the room.
So I talked last week about choosing the perfect paint color (SW Crushed Ice). Well, both coats are up on the wall and I'm still so happy about that decision!! It's the perfect shade of yumminess.
My husband just finished the last coat last night so here we are!
You'll notice the one wall is still green...that's because our built ins will be covering that wall top to bottom so why waste good paint?
Also, there is tons of light pouring into this room from all angles so it's a bit tough to photograph.
We put the plastic tarp up to hopefully reduce dust from being allllll over this house! Also my job is to remove the blue tape, I'd say someone is slacking.
We also didn't take the paint up to the ceiling because our glorious crown molding will be covering that. My husband was excited to skip the 'edging the ceiling' step!
I'm really loving this color. It's warm and cozy and perfect.
We also started prep work for our built ins!
To get the bookcase as close to the wall as possible my husband removed the base molding and quarter round.
I was told by the husband I wasn't allowed to include him in blog posts...but he's the do-er so how can I not?!
We also had a wild date night where we roamed the aisles of Home Depot and scoured all the materials for our built ins. Are we wild and crazy or what?
I'm both excited and terrified at the thought of these built ins but I'm just going to breathe in and breathe out...one step at a time. Here's to hoping there aren't too many snafu's along the way...project built ins begins this weekend!
The other area that I am definitely responsible for is the design and decor. And in this area we did hit a bit of a snafu so it seems.
When I began dreaming up my plan for the room one thing that never wavered was the curtains I wanted to use. I knew the minute I saw them they were perfect.
They were like a pink tulle puffy skirt and oh so fancy. I so needed them and their feminine self. But, sadly I just couldn't make them work and here's why.
Clearly we have some tall windows in here...which I love and they are beautiful. However, trying to find a window treatment to both satisfy the height/budget/and overall design was not easy. If I ordered the traditional 86" curtains they would sit underneath those upper windows which is overall not so bad. But unfortunately there is nothing to attach a center support bracket to with stand the weight of the curtains and we'd be left with a bowing curtain rod. Not okay. Where the arrow is pointing is part of the wood blinds and its plastic..not a piece of molding like it looks. So, i'll just order curtains to go above the whole window right? Enter sad face. The pink curtains of my dreams don't come in that length.
So back to the drawing board with little time to spare and a dwindling budget. In my search for 108" curtains I came across these beauties from Anthropologie.
Totally different than the girly pink ones I had picked out but something about them caught my attention. And so did the price tag...$200/panel! Sigh. But the closer I looked at them the more I thought I could DIY them and that is exactly what I'm going to do! How hard could it be right? Some linen, lace, and dye and we have ourselves the knock off DIY of the century!
So....wish me luck on all fronts. I need it. So does my husband.
Oh, and in other exciting news...my couch from from ATG Stores arrived this week and I can't wait to bust her out of the box! And the kind folks over at ATG wanted me to extend you an extra special offer! Use the code OneRoom100 to take $100 of your order of $199 or more! How sweet is that! I've got my eye set of a navy blue pair of lamps that this code will come super handy for.
Be sure to check out all the other guest bloggers and their amazing room transformations so far here And thanks again to Linda from Calling it Home for hosting!